Founder, Director & Senior AcroDance Instructor
training & qualifications
- AAD Acrobatic Dance
- Acrobatic Arts AAC2
- AcroYoga International
- Yoga - World Alliance 200hr
- Flexibility TT
- First Aid - Red Cross
Laura, founder of Acro IOM and Acro Dance Studios, has a lifetime of experience in Acrobatic Dance, beginning her dance journey at the age of three at Kickers Dance Studio, Chesterfield. To this day, she is extremely proud to have come through a wonderfully successful school with such a high standard, studying many dance styles including acro, modern, ballet, jazz, mime, contemporary, tap, street and commercial.
She has won numerous troupe competitions in Acro, excelled in exams with distinction and is very proud to have competed and showcased in a variety of dance styles throughout the UK, including the Dominion and Coliseum theatres in London. After fifteen years of training and completing the AAD Acrobatic syllabus reaching Distinction, Laura has continued training to obtain her AAD Acrobatic Dance teachers qualification.
Through a continued love for Acro training, Laura has attended many workshops including aerial and back handspring and lifts. She has also completed three teacher-training courses with Acrobatic Arts and trains continually to bring updated techniques to her studio.
A natural progression in flexibility led to her gaining a teaching certification in Yoga and she has since specialised in AcroYoga/Partner Acro, with experience from groups in England, Greece and Mexico, where she taught at a festival. She finally became fully certified end of 2016, after 3 weeks of intensive training, led by the founder of AcroYoga International – Jason Nemer (trained with top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters, performed at the Olympic games and competed in the World Championships of Sports Acrobatics). Laura is now thrilled to be able to offer her wealth of knowledge to her studio colleagues and obviously promote and support acrobatics for all ages.
Laura also has a Flexibility Certification, aimed mostly to prevent injury in class, that was instructed by world renowned Alixa Sutton – rhythmic gymnast, contortion trainer and choreographer for Cirque du Soleil, who has worked with thousands of athletes from various sports worldwide over the last 20 years.
Adding to her strength and flexibility, Laura also trained at Golden Team Thai Boxing Gym in Leeds four times a week for seven years
Laura’s inspiring teachers
Possesses an abundance of creativity, work ethic and passion, installing magic in young dancers to believe in themselves and achieve wonderful things. Being part of the Kickers family will stay with me forever…
With their background in martial arts and ballet, I really connected with this beautiful couple. They both possess a mixture of elegance and strength. As their student I developed beyond expectations.
Effortless control and strength between them, magic of tough in Thai massage. Inspiring beautiful partnership. Both beautiful soles and their teaching and ability to make connections on all levels, which enabled me to make space for my future.
Created a family atmosphere at his gym is something I inspire to do. Teaching by example and had the personality to lift each person who walked through the door, with the ability to change people’s lives.
Brought Yoga to the Isle of Man and has and amazing amount of passion and wisdom for this discipline. Sammie has a wonderful way of teaching and throughout my Yoga Teacher training she opened up a side to Yoga that has helped my mind as well as my body.